This is a discussion on Spotted my 2nd Open Carrier Tonight within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by canav844 "well there are those guys on the internet that sell all those CCW badges so it might count as OC"; thought ...
dbrown to answer your question, it is legal in indiana to open carry. We also now have a preemption law that goes in effect today, the only law of the land is state law now.
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It's free, make up a user name and password, then go to "missouri".
We are active and growing, esp. in STL area and K.C.
There is a statute that allows local pre-emption to the State law on OC.
Also see this youtube video:
Open Carry in Starbucks around St Louis MO - YouTube
or this one:
Missouri Group Supports Open Gun Carry - YouTube
I just wish i had the option of OCing here in big Tex!! At least you have that option. I'd sell all my little pea shooters that have to be concealed & proudly wear my hogleg or 1911/G17/XDM.
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I've seen several open carry here in Tennessee, one guy comes in where I work several times a week always carrying. Seems to be no trouble with it around here.
I just heard Wednesday, a guy was OCing in Evansville, IN. He went to the local zoo and was told he couldn't go in with his gun. The zoo is now being sued over the 2nd amendment.I have not seen a single one in Indiana yet and i have been here a year now. (Good Lord, Help me) but I would see open carriers quite often in West Tennessee where we lived. It was common and no one freaked out at all. I miss that a lot. of course I miss everything about West Tennessee.
I used to OC on occasion when I lived in Knoxville and never had an issue. Here in Florida that obviously isn't going to happen but I have been noticing something strange.
I have have spotted more people here who I'm 99% sure were carrying "concealed" than I ever did in TN. And I've only been here 2 months.
You would think that because FL is a CC only state people who do a better job of concealing than they would in TN. Until recently there was also a penalty if your gun was accidentally exposed in Florida.
Maybe I'm just getting better at spotting CCers but I've already spotted 2 just in the last few months. One was an older guy who must have been toting a freaking desert eagle under his button down shirt. He was printing so badly I could not help but chuckle. Good for him though!
sobalosa, My understanding is that OC is determined by locality in Missouri. Most municipalities around St. Louis have laws prohibiting OC but it is legal in other areas. You must be aware of where you try it. (I don't try it) I feel like you do it just advertises to the bad guys.
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